It's time to shatter the stereotype that Minnesota has bland food. On September 5, local hot sauce and salsa manufacturers, restaurants, and food trucks alike will team up to celebrate spice and show how the frozen Twin Cities likes to heat up. See also: Free 2,000-person dinner to take place in Fr ... More >>
1500 ESPN host and Star Tribune columnist has been going after Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey over his indignant response to the Tuesday morning fireworks show that woke up half of Minneapolis, including many residents of his ward.The 12:30 a.m. fireworks show, which came at the tail end ... More >>
A group of activists protested the role money plays in American politics with a light display on the Walker Art Center bridge on Saturday night, after the first day of Rock the Garden concluded.One of the protest's organizers, Phyllis Roden, tells us the display was in part inspired by the Minnesota ... More >>
The musician proves she's destined for more than Taylor Swift comparisons
:::: UPDATE :::: Robin Smothers, spokesperson for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, tells us this morning that a maintenance crew will be out cleaning up the graffiti today. She says it hasn't yet been decided whether the graffiti will be removed with a power-washer or solvent. Yesterda ... More >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
Just over a week after 19-year-old UMD student Alyssa Jo Lommel was found nearly frozen to death after a night outside in below zero temperatures, an even worse fate befell 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Twin Cities freshman Jacob Anderson.Anderson, from Orono, has been identified as the person ... More >>
The Eden Prairie police department has announced that a man fell to his death this morning from a parking ramp at the SouthWest Station at 13500 Technology Drive.SEE ALSO: Stone Arch Bridge suicides: Teenage couple jump to their deaths days after they go missing No foul play is suspected.
After months of planning, building, and fighting opposition from area residents, Izzy's Ice Cream's new Minneapolis factory and retail shop near the Guthrie (1100 2nd St. S.) is set to open today, reports the Downtown Journal. Owners Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommers say they intend today to be a ve ... More >>
After opening for grunge legends Alice in Chains, the local metal duo saw their audience expand
-- Original post from afternoon of May 14; updates at bottom --Around 6:30 pm. last Friday, 16-year-old Erika Borgstrom texted her mother with a simple message: "I LOVE YOU." Her mother thought she was making a trip to a music store in River Falls. But Erika didn't come home, and her mother's subseq ... More >>
Believe it or not, Twin Cities, spring is coming! And as it does, an increasing number of our citizens find themselves drawn to the riverfront to watch the progress. They want to see if the geese are back, if the ice is melting, and just how loud the falls are roaring. The only thing that makes spri ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
Minneapolis' love culture is getting some love from Yahoo, as the City of Lakes was named one of the country's "10 unexpectedly romantic cities."SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds-- Twin Cities 15th "most romantic" city, says Alice.com-- St. ... More >>
By now, you've probably heard that Minneapolitans have a serious crush on bikes.The love affair hasn't gone unnoticed by travel and bicycle writers. Two years after Minneapolis was named the best bike city by Bicycling magazine, it was recently honored as the fifth-best cycling city in a new stud ... More >>
If you're still looking for a perfect summer soundtrack, look no further than the Brian Just Band. The Minneapolis sextet released their first full-length record in May, the 1960s-esque If You Like To Be Alone Or If You Need To Be With Someone. Their single "Electric," a melodic stomper from ... More >>
Summer sucks in a city cemetery
God bless our freedom from kippers and tripe. It's a week of celebrations from Thai cuisine and kale to local food and folk music. Not to mention our independence from bangers and mash and our right to light pyrotechnics. Your Week in Food . . . Monday 6/28 We've come a long way since Swedish ... More >>
The fourth annual ARTCRANK poster art exhibit opens this Saturday.
T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government
For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée
Profiles of the local film community
Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style
Rock stuntman Mark Mallman takes off the wolf mask
Café Brenda's new sister restaurant offers a virtuous take on fine dining
Pro-development faction on park board got big 11th-hour financial help
This election season, the dysfunctional Minneapolis Park Board is ripe for reform
Fifteen of the best summer patios to grab a drink at this summer!
Two hundred years of history as experienced in Minnesota's bars and restaurants
Steve Minn's gotta fight for his right to develop
Greg Brick explores the sewers and caves that lie beneath the Twin Cities. Sometimes what he finds is beautiful. Sometimes it's just gross.
Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.
The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi
Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos